By Jon Dougherty
You know what they say about lies: If you repeat them often enough and for a long enough period of time, they become true.
That’s the strategy that former President Obama and his vice president — now 2020 presidential contender — “Groper” Joe Biden have employed when it comes to describing their administration.
During an appearance this week with the Obama sycophants on “The View,” Biden repeated the ‘we were scandal-free’ lie.
“I’m incredibly proud to have served with him,” Biden said. “The thing I’m proudest of is, we, coincidentally, were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised and at the same day, purely coincidentally, we were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did — not one single whisper of scandal.”
“I know. He’s amazing,” co-host Joy Behar said in agreement.
So, to recap the Obama-era scandals:
- Operation Fast & Furious
- IRS targeting conservative 501(c)3 nonprofits
- Ignoring Hezbollah drug-running
- Trading five Taliban prisoners for Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
- Secret VA waiting lists (that led to deaths of veterans)
- Mass domestic spying by the NSA
- DOJ investigation of journalists
- Mocking Mitt Romney for sounding the alarm on Russia
- Calling ISIS the “JV Team”
- Iran Deal “echo chamber”
- Possible FISA abuse at DOJ/FBI
And let’s not forget the granddaddy scandal of them all: Spygate — the Obama-led effort to depose POTUS Trump and undermine his presidency. It would stretch our imagination beyond all reasonable limits to presume that Biden didn’t have a clue any of that was taking place.
The difference between then and now, of course, is that none of Obama’s scandals were investigated by the Justice Department. POTUS Trump can’t say that; Robert Mueller comes immediately to mind, as does James Comey’s FBI.
Republicans in Congress did look into some of these scandals, but ultimately without much success (because Congress doesn’t have any authority to prosecute anyone).
Notes TheBlaze TV‘s Jon Miller of Biden’s claim: “This is literal propaganda from the Obama administration. It was plagued by scandal. That is why they feel the need to say it so much: ‘If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.'”
This is literal propaganda from the Obama administration. It was plagued by scandal. That is why they feel the need to say it so much: "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth." https://t.co/Km2NAFIkU8
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) April 26, 2019
Cue the clapping seals in the audience.
There is only one way to counter blatant lying like this, and that is with massive truth bombs. So as long as Biden keeps fibbing, we’ll keep correcting the record.
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